Dave McGuire wrote:
> Sent: Friday, Mar
> I didn't know there was a VGA output option for that scope. Nice!
> > I also have a Tek 2465A analog scope but its NOVRAM battery is
> > shot so it is total out of cal.
> Ok, this is getting weird. My "main" scope is...yes, a 2465A.
> > It's still good enough to use as a
> > vector display and I will be bringing it to VCF this year for
> > that purpose.
> Replace that battery, man!
As I think you know, that's the easy part. The total recalibration,
from what I understand, is a bear!
> Recently I was lucky enough to get an HP 3458A.
Wow! That's a nice one. It auto-calibrates?
> I'm quite jealous of your 9010A.
Don't be too jealous. I only have two pods, the Z80 and the 8085. I'd
like to get a 6502 for all of my Ohio Scientific boxes but they are so
expensive. It has only helped me out a couple of times. It's a bit
tedious to program. The processor snoop and disassemble features of the
Arium are a lot more useful.
> All sounds good to me. I especially like your dummy load selection.
You know, I was just thinking about that. With incandescent bulbs being
banned, I may have to "pony up" and pay for a proper programmable load
and a variac.
> One of my companies in Maryland shared a parking lot with the Pace
> facility in Laurel. They were nice guys over there. It wasn't a
> "customer facing" facility, but when I picked up Pace gear from the
> local surplus places, they were great about getting me replacement
> parts and helping me get things running.
I knew they were nearby somewhere. You have any names?
> I'm a wick man myself. I've tried 'em all, but I keep coming back
> to wick. Good-quality wick from MG or ChemWick, not the Radio Shack
I was thinking one of the Pace models with the Solda-pult hand unit.
Maybe a Hakko 808? Really no good? I get by with the wick... let me
look... It's "SODER-WICK". Manufactured by "SOLDER REMOVAL CO." of
"COVINA, CA. USA".
> I'll have to take some shop pics soon. I only have a temporary
> electronics work area set up in my building now, until the renovations
> are done (or even started!), but it's working out great so far.
I'd love to see them.